State Senate Not Planning Much For Thursday

ALBANY—It's looking like a bare-bones agenda for the State Senate on Thursday.

The Democratic leaders met last night, sources said, and talked about items could be considered during a session Thursday that is expected to be brief. (It's not known if all 62 senators will even show up.)

Legislators will take up a bill already passed by the Assembly reauthorizing mayoral school control, as well as four chapter amendments to create outside advisory councils and a parent training academy.

According to a source familiar with the agenda, senators will also act on the nominations of Dennis Rosen to chair the State Liquor Authority and Mark Cohen, a court of claims judge on Long Island whose nomination was a flashpoint when it was considered last month. Senators will also, according to the source, take up two judiciary bills: one increasing the number of family court judges and another allowing electronic service of some documents.

Not on the list: a bill legalizing same-sex marriage (this will supposedly be on the docket in September), the nomination of Jay Walder to lead the M.T.A. and other tenant protection measures.

State Senate Not Planning Much For Thursday